Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Its a Crusade - America's Republican Guard

October 16, 2003
Los Angeles Times

'He's in The White House Because God Put Him There'

The top soldier assigned to track down Bin Laden and Hussein is an evangelical Christian who speaks publicly of 'the army of God.'
by Richard T. Cooper

WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon has assigned the task of tracking down and eliminating Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and other high-profile targets to an Army general who sees the war on terrorism as a clash between Judeo-Christian values and Satan.
. . . the former commander and 13-year veteran of the Army's top-secret Delta Force is also an outspoken evangelical Christian who appeared in dress uniform and polished jump boots before a religious group in Oregon in June to declare that radical Islamists hated the United States "because we're a Christian nation, because our foundation and our roots are Judeo-Christian ... and the enemy is a guy named Satan."
Discussing the battle against a Muslim warlord in Somalia, Boykin told another audience, "I knew my God was bigger than his. I knew that my God was a real God and his was an idol."
"We in the army of God, in the house of God, kingdom of God have been raised for such a time as this," Boykin said last year.
On at least one occasion, in Sandy, Ore., in June, Boykin said of President Bush: "He's in the White House because God put him there."
(The Grand Master of the Knights of Malta, with Pope Ratzinger)
--- Jihad and The Crusades, The Wisdom Fund
Enver Masud, "Islamic Fundamentalism Greatest Danger To World Peace?," The Wisdom Fund, September 13, 1996
International Crusades becomes International Commission, May 21, 1996
Laurie Goodstein, "Bush' s Jesus Day Is Called Insensitive and a Violation of the First Amendment," New York Times, August 6, 2000
Don McCurry, "Islam and Christian Militarism," missionfrontiers.org, April 2001
Peter Ford, "Europe cringes at Bush 'crusade' against terrorists," Christian Science Monitor, September 19, 2001
Paul Williams, and Paul L. Williams, "The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Crusades," Alpha (October 18, 2001)
Barry Yeoman, "The Stealth Crusade," Mother Jones, May/June 2002 Issue

[The former co-chairman of Jack Kemp's presidential campaign, LaHaye was a member of the original board of directors of the Moral Majority and an organizer of the Council for National Policy, which ABCNews.com has called "the most powerful conservative organization in America you've never heard of" and whose membership has included John Ashcroft, Tommy Thompson and Oliver North. George W. Bush is still refusing to release a tape of a speech he gave to the group in 1999.--Michelle Goldberg, "Fundamentally unsound: Left Behind, the bestselling series of paranoid, pro-Israel end-time thrillers, may sound kooky, but America's right-wing leaders really believe this stuff," Salon, July 29, 2002]
Mark O'Keefe, "Christianizing the Enemy," Newhouse News, March 27, 2003

[To this aggressive extension of American power in the world, President George W. Bush adds God - and that changes the picture dramatically. It's one thing for a nation to assert its raw dominance in the world; it's quite another to suggest, as this president does, that the success of American military and foreign policy is connected to a religiously inspired "mission," and even that his presidency may be a divine appointment for a time such as this.--Jim Wallis, "
Dangerous Religion: George W. Bush's theology of empire," Sojourners Magazine, September-October 2003]
"Rumsfeld defends general who commented on war, Satan," CNN, October 16, 2003
John Aglionby, "West accuses Malaysian PM of racism," Guardian, October 18, 2003
Editorial, "With God on Our Side," Washington Post, October 19, 2003
Editorial, "Wrong and Divisive," Washington Post, October 23, 2003
Kurt Nimmo, "Criticizing Zionism," CounterPunch, October 21, 2003
Paul Harris, "Bush says God chose him to lead his nation," Observer (UK), November 2, 2003
[K. S. Latourette at Yale helped kick-start East Asian studies (his 1929 book is History of the Christian Missions in China); H. E. Bolton at Berkeley pioneered Latin American Studies (his 1936 book is The Rim of Christendom: A biography of Eusebio Francisco Kino, Pacific Coast Pioneer); A. C. Coolidge at Harvard worked out the contours of Slavic Studies (his big book of 1908 is entitled The United States as a World Power). In its infancy, the Church and Washington held sway over Area Studies. Our evangelical imperials of today want to return to this period.--Vijay Prasad, "Confronting the Evangelical Imperialists," CounterPunch, November 13, 2003]
[Evangelical Christian leaders expressed dismay yesterday over President Bush's statement that Christians and Muslims worship the same god--Alan Cooperman, " Bush's Remark About God Assailed," Washington Post, November 22, 2003]
[Cole's lawsuit alleges that the curriculum infringes on "his students' First Amendment rights to the free flow of information within the classroom" and that it "constitutes an illegal establishment of religion in violation of the First Amendment."--"Teacher sues over limits on history curriculum," Associated Press, December 4, 2003]
[A leading evangelical Christian seminary is using federal funds to launch a $1 million program to ease strained relations with Muslims with an interfaith code of ethics.--"Seminary to Launch Interfaith Ethics Code," Associated Press, December 6, 2003]
Karen Armstrong, "When God Goes to War," Guardian (UK), December 29, 2003
"Rise Of The Righteous Army," CBSNEWS.com, February 8, 2004
[. . . the Democrats' "tough-minded internationalism" began with Woodrow Wilson, a Christian megalomaniac who believed that America had been chosen by God "to show the way to the nations of this world, how they shall walk in the paths of liberty."--John Pilger, "Choose Your Favorite Pro-War Candidate," Antiwar.com, March 5, 2004]

... Bush really has been quite blatent in building an administration with a mission for war. PNAC document in hand (written ten years prior to taking office), the plan to take over the Middle East oil reserves is well in hand. Heck just start a holy war to take back the holy land from the Muslims, stand down for 9/11, profit off it more than anyone else in the world, and then hire only generals who are christian conservative nut jobs. Couple this crew with the Israeli Zionists and it is like pouring gasoline on a already blazing fire of hatred.

And how many Knights do we have on the Supreme Court ???

I wonder what the Prince of Peace would think of this travesty in his name.